New Research Shows Arrests Of D.C. Girls Rising Sharply
March 21, 2018
WASHINGTON – Georgetown Law’s Juvenile Justice Initiative and Rights4Girls will present the findings of their new report, “Beyond the Walls: A Look at Girls in D.C.’s Juvenile Justice System” on Thursday, March 22.
Arrests of girls in D.C. have risen dramatically, even while arrests of boys have fallen, according to new research to be presented by Georgetown Law’s Juvenile Justice Initiative and Rights4Girls. Following the launch of the new report, “Beyond the Walls: A Look at Girls in D.C.’s Juvenile Justice System” D.C. juvenile justice system leaders and advocates will discuss what’s behind the increasing criminalization of D.C. girls and what can be done to turn things around.
Eduardo Ferrer, Policy Director, Georgetown Law’s Juvenile Justice Initiative
Yasmin Vafa, Executive Director, Rights4Girls
Yasmin Vafa, Executive Director, Rights4Girls (moderator)
The Hon. Carol Dalton, Presiding Judge of Family Court, D.C. Superior Court
Asante Laing, Program Manager, Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services
Lashonia Thompson-El, Restorative Justice Facilitator, D.C. Office of the Attorney General
Nataly DelValle, D.C. resident with experience in the juvenile justice system
Thursday March 22, 2018
9:30 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.
Gewirz Student Center – 12th Floor
600 New Jersey Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20001
Media interested in attending should contact firstname.lastname@example.org